Behind almost every musician, at least if they are lucky, is someone or some people, at home keeping things running. We thought it would be interesting to speak to these women and men who help the musicians we love keep their thing going on the road.(more…)
On Saturday The Maine Dead Project played a show at the Portland House of Music. The show was offered as a live stream and there was no audience in attendance. The venue will host more bands to perform over live stream as part of their Live from PHOME series.
"Live From PHOME is our live streaming concert series – Live from the stage at Portland House of Music and Events. It’s like ‘take-out’, but for music!" -PHOME
The Maine Dead Project | August 1st, 2020 | pORTLAND, me
You may remember earlier this year when the band RANA announced a reunion concert in honor of keyboardist, Matt Trowbridge's 40th birthday. That band which also includes drummer Ryan Thornton, bassist Andrew Southern, and Scott Metzger on guitar, was unable to play the concert due to COVID-19.
The silver lining, Charm Parade. Charm Parade is made up of bassist Andrew Southern and Ryan Thornton on drums and vocals. The band came together organically after the RANA reunion did not come to fruition this year.
Thornton tells Tour Stories, "About 15 years ago Andrew told me that he wants to form a band with me as the lead singer someday, and that whenever that happens, it will be called Charm Parade. So here we are!
The absence of the RANA show was in part the push over the edge that we needed to get this happening. There was a void that we were able to fill by working on these songs, and we wrote songs that we hope fill a void for the listeners, and bring joy to their day.
There are certainly some veiled (or not so veiled) hints at the c...
And midway through a show opening Mighty Apple Tree, there it was, that missing thing over these last few months laced in the misery of an uncertain future and a present taken from our collective lives. The gift of live music, of forgetting everything, if only for a few moments, as the band was back and at their full powers creating that solid foundation onto which guitarist Lyle Brewer could build a tower of sound, bending that sunburst PRS into submission and squeezing every last bit of sound out of those lonely strings.
It had been a long and trying 107 days since the “Fab Four” of Neighbor graced a stage in front of an au...